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Toosii x Latto - Photo Credit_ Shaquille Kokumo from Nikki Crystal, Capitol Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

TOOSII × LATTO DROP FEEL-GOOD VIDEO – 5’5

Syracuse-born, North Carolina-raised rapper Toosii returns today with a nostalgic video for his hit single, “5’5” featuring Latto. The track is a standout from Toosii’s new mixtape, Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation), out now via South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records. The visual finds Toosii getting romantic and dancing at a throwback house party-all baggy pants, bucket hats, and hoop earrings. It’s a cheerful clip for the feel-good rap track. Watch the video for “5’5” here.

Toosii’s latest ode to love finds the rapper moving from a quick flow to melodic bars. The video for “5’5” – directed by Joan Pabon, produced by Andreas Garcia and shot in Atlanta – stars Toosii at a bumping house party when his “angel” makes her way in. The two shoot pool, take turns at the keg, and find some chemistry on the dancefloor. Latto makes an appearance for her stellar verse, and together, the two take the party outside where they can more freely show off their moves.

“5’5” follows the video for “spin music” with Fivio Foreign, the first single from Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation), the deluxe version of Toosii’s acclaimed 2021 mixtape. The “spin music” visual mirrors the song’s kinetic energy, jumping between scenes of ATVs, parties, and bedrooms in a dizzying array of lenses, camera angles, and special effects. VIBE wrote that the track “finds the two New Yorkers delivering what could be the city’s latest drill anthem.”

The “5’5” video continues Toosii’s unbelievable run from a grinding upstart to becoming a globally celebrated rapper. Earlier this year, he surpassed one billion streams, proof his music is resonating. And now, with a proven ability to consistently churn out diverse, vivid, and affecting music, Toosii shows no signs of slowing down. His charisma and screen presence are obvious in the video for “5’5,” marking another stunning performance from one of rap’s most exciting young artists.

Image via Capitol Music Group for 360 Magazine

Toosii – Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation)

Toosii Returns With Release Of Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation)

The Deluxe Contains 10 Brand New Songs

New Single And Video spin music ft. Fivio Foreign Out Today

Get Thank You For Believing Deluxe Edition HERE

View spin music ft. Fivio Foreign Video HERE

Today, Toosii surprised fans by dropping the deluxe edition of his acclaimed 2021 mixtape, Thank You For Believing. The set contains 10 new songs, entitled Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation). See below for track listing. Download / stream Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation) (South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records) HERE.

Toosii, who has surpassed one billion combined global streams across all of his songs to date, gave a powerful performance at last week’s Rolling Loud Festival. Today, he shared his electrifying new single, spin music Ft. Fivio Foreign, which is the closing track on The Manifestation. The official video, also released today, mirrors the song’s kinetic energy, jumping between scenes of ATVs, parties and bedrooms as Toosii and Fivio perform, all rendered with a dizzying array of lenses, camera angles and special effects. Jerami Lam, who helmed the video for Fivio’s Jumpin, directed. View HERE.

Brooklyn-based rapper/songwriter Fivio Foreign, known for such hits as Big Drip (and the Gold-certified remix featuring Quavo and Lil Baby), Unruly and Trust, has also collaborated recently with Lil Tjay, Polo G, Russ Millions and Tion Wayne, among others.

Toosii will launch the Thank You For Believing tour, his first-ever U.S. headline outing, in the fall. Tickets are on sale HERE but are going quickly with shows in New York City, Boston and Chicago already sold out. A November 6 date has been added in Cleveland and the November 22 show in Atlanta has been moved to a larger venue, due to the demand for tickets. Toosii will join Gucci Mane & Friends at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi on August 28 and perform at upcoming festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Rolling Loud LA.

Other standout tracks on Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation) include the cinematic, classically-influenced let me know ft. Hotboii, the poignant mercedez pt 2, which finds Toosii reflected on the tragic character introduced on mercedez from 2020’s Platinum Heart, and heart cold. Uproxx included heart cold in its round-up of All The Best New Music From This Week upon its release earlier this month. Brooklyn Vegan said, [Toosii’s] croon sounds great on this catchy, melancholic song. Okayplayer hailed the accompanying visual as one of the Best Rap Videos of the Week.

Released on May 7, 2021, Thank You For Believing earned praise from tastemakers like The Fader, Complex, and The Source. XXL named Toosii among their esteemed 2021 Freshman Class and hailed 55’ (feat. Latto) as one of the Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2021. HotNewHipHop observed, He’s one of the strongest young faces rising in the rap game, impressing the masses with his emotional melodies and his raw storytelling. VMAN declared, Rising artist Toosii is taking over the rap universe.

With a gift for drenching real lyrics in rich emotion, Toosii is one of rap’s most relatable new stars. The Syracuse-born, Raleigh-based artist has captured the public’s imagination, offering honest tales of street life and lost love, among other moving themes that have vaulted him from a lost kid, surrounded by tragedy, to a national sensation.

Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation) is a victory lap of sorts, but rest assured, Toosii is showing no signs of slowing down. He grinds like he’s up next, but everyone who’s been paying attention knows he’s already arrived.

Track Listing – Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation)

Part 1 – Thank You For Believing

  1. in my eyes
  2. what it cost
  3. 5’5 ft. Latto
  4. windows down
  5. shop ft. Da Baby
  6. fuck marry kill
  7. be cautious
  8. end of discussion
  9. greater storm
  10. tic tic
  11. rich n**** ft. Key Glock
  12. back together
  13. red die

Part 2 – The Manifestation

  1. got damn
  2. what i’m on
  3. let me know ft. Hotboii
  4. same as i used to be
  5. thief in the night
  6. mercedez pt. 2
  7. icky vicky
  8. dats real
  9. heart cold
  10. spin music ft. Fivio Foreign

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Head over Hills image provided by Nikki Crystal and Capitol Records for use by 360 MAGAZINE.

Toosii × Head Over Hills

Toosii, a member of the 2021 XXL Freshman Class, is back with a brand new song, “head over hills.” While his previous record found his “heart cold” after a break-up, a renewed sense of hope infuses “head over hills,” as Toosii delivers a moving declaration of love and devotion, accompanied by emotive keyboards and a soulful guitar. The track was produced by ThatBossEvan (Lil Durk, YXNG K.A) and Rocky. Download / stream HERE. View the official video HERE.

The Syracuse-born, North Carolina-raised rapper who has surpassed one billion combined global streams across all of his songs  will return to the road next Friday, July 23, with an opening day performance at Rolling Loud Festival. He’ll launch his first-ever U.S. headline outing in the fall. Tickets are on sale HERE.

Being selected as a member of the 2021 XXL Freshman Class has given Toosii a new platform for creative expression. Earlier this week, he and fellow freshman Blxst shared this cypher. In hisFreshman Freestyle, he took the opportunity to pay tribute to his mother.

Released earlier this month, “heart cold” was included in Uproxx’s round-up of “All The Best New Music From This Week.” Brooklyn Vegan said, “[Toosii’s] croon sounds great on this catchy, melancholic song” and Okayplayer hailed the accompanying visual as one of the “Best Rap Videos of the Week.”

Toosii’s early 2021 mixtape, Thank You For Believing (South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records), earned praise from critics and tastemakers alike, including The Fader, Complex andThe Source. HotNewHipHop observed, “He’s one of the strongest young faces rising in the rap game, impressing the masses with his emotional melodies and his raw storytelling.” XXL hailed “55” ft Latto as one of the “Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2021 So Far.”

Propelled by his gift for drenching real lyrics in rich emotion, Toosii has proven himself to be one of rap’s most relatable rising stars, able to touch hearts and minds with his honest tales of street life and lost love, detailing his journey from a lost kid surrounded by tragedy to a national sensation full of promise.

Toosii - Photo Credit_ Nicholas Green from nicole crystal from Capitol Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

Toosii – f**k marry kill

Today, the Syracuse-born, North Carolina-raised rapper Toosii shares a luxurious video for “f**k marry kill,” a single from his latest project Thank You For Believing, out now via South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records. The visual – which follows a similarly lush clip for “Red Die” – finds the rising rap star embracing opulence, surrounded by beautiful women, glimmering jewels, and an inviting pool. Watch here.

The “f**k marry kill” video offers Toosii a chance to celebrate his recent successes as he lives large in a lavish mansion, surrounded by women in bikinis. It’s a fitting pairing for the track’s floating melodies and effortless cool.

The video is appropriately celebratory given that Toosii has recently marked some huge career milestones. His relentless work ethic and undeniable run of vivid, emotional tracks earned him a spot in the 2021 XXL Freshman Class. It’s a coveted honor for any rapper, and it speaks to the growing acclaim for Toosii across the industry. Thank You For Believing garnered praise from critics and tastemakers like The Fader, Complex, The Source, UPROXX, HotNewHipHop, and more.

Tickets are on sale here for the Thank You for Believing tour – Toosii’s first-ever U.S. headline outing. He will also perform at numerous festivals, including Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.

Toosii also recently surpassed one billion combined global streams across all of his songs, proof that his music is resonating with listeners too. Between the release of Thank You For Believing, the staggering success of its singles, and his appearance on XXL’s 2021 Freshman Class, Toosii is already well on his way to becoming a superstar. But he’ll be the first to admit that all of this hustle is just the beginning.

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Toosii Announces New Tour

Toosii Announces First-Ever U.S. Headline Tour Thank You For Believing Tour Kicks Off October 21 In Tampa, FL Pre-Sale Launches Thursday, May 13; Tickets Go On Sale To General Public Friday, May 14 New Mixtape, Thank You For Believing, Out Now

Toosii who has toured with such artists as DaBaby, Summer Walker and Polo G will kick off his first-ever U.S. headline tour on October 21 at Jannus Live in Tampa, FL. The run will include shows at New York City’s Webster Hall (November 2) and The Novo in Los Angeles (November 12). The South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records recording artist will wrap up the Thank You For Believing Tour with a November 27 show at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC. See below for full itinerary.

Fans who purchase tickets during the pre-sale, which launches tomorrow, May 13, at noon ET/9:00 AM PT here, will receive a discount. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 14, at noon ET/9:00 AM PT HERE.

Toosii, who will also perform at Rolling Loud Miami 2021 on July 23, has proven to be one of rap’s most relatable rising stars, amassing nearly one billion combined global career streams to date. On his new mixtape, Thank You for Believing, the Syracuse-born, Raleigh-based artist doubles down on the honesty and raw emotion he exudes on the mic. Standout tracks include what it cost and back together which appeared on XXL’s weekly list of the Best New Songs plus shop featuring DaBaby. Download / stream Thank You For Believing HERE.

THE FADER named Thank You for Believing as one of the 8 projects you should stream now. Complex hailed Toosii as One of music’s brightest stars. HotNewHipHop said Toosii continues to impress with yet another solid display of his raw talent, unpeeling even more layers of his personality and his pain on the tape. The Source, which interviewed Toosii for this On The Rise column, noted Where the streets meet romance, Nau’Jour Grainger, better known as Toosii, has proven to be one of the fastest rising artists we’ve seen this year. In this feature, VMAN declared Rising artist Toosii is taking over the rap universe.

While his career has been percolating in North Carolina for years, Toosii found staggering success in February 2020 on the strength of Platinum Heart. The album hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and launched Toosii into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart. He quickly followed up those achievements with Poetic Pain in September 2020, which debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard 200. Toosii earned his first Gold record in January 2021 for his top 10 Urban radio hit Love Cycle. He is Audiomack’s latest #UpNow artist and Billboard named him as an artist to watch, noting Toosii is coming for the crown.

Toosii Thank You For Believing 2021 Tour

Date City/State Venue

10/21 Tampa, FL Jannus Live

10/22 Orlando, FL Celine Orlando

10/23 Tallahassee, FL Potbelly’s

10/25 Greensboro, NC Cone Denim

10/26 Norfolk, VA The NorVa

10/27 Washington, DC The Fillmore

10/28 Richmond, VA The National

10/29 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall

10/30 Boston, MA Big Night Live

11/2 New York, NY Webster Hall

11/5 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

11/7 Chicago, IL Park West

11/8 Detroit, MI The Majestic

11/10 Denver, CO Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

11/12 Los Angeles, CA The Novo

11/13 San Diego, CA House of Blues

11/14 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

11/15 Phoenix, AZ The Pressroom

11/18 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall

11/19 Houston, TX Rise Rooftop

11/20 New Orleans, LA Joy Theater

11/21 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen

11/22 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre

11/23 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues

11/24 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

11/27 Raleigh, NC The Ritz

Toosii - Thank You For Believing Artwork for use by 360 Magazine

TOOSII – WHAT IT COST

Toosii Shares New Single And Video for “what it cost”

Track Is From Thank You For Believing, Set For May 7 Release

Combined Global Streams Of Toosii’s Songs Near One Billion

Pre-Save / Pre-Order Thank You For Believing HERE

View “what it cost” Video HERE

On his powerful new single, ”what it cost,” Toosii reflects on his roots and his current reality. The Syracuse-born, Raleigh-based artist, who is closing in on one billion combined global streams across all of his songs, details his journey from a lost kid surrounded by tragedy to a national sensation full of promise on the introspective, stripped-down track. Download/stream ”what it cost” HERE. The song is from his new mixtape, Thank You For Believing, set for May 7 release via South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records.

My mom is a real hard worker. That’s where my hustle comes from. She taught me to never quit,” says Toosii.

While many rags-to-riches stories have been told, the official video for “what it cost” is a rags-versus-riches story, following Toosii as he transverses two starkly different worlds. Directed by Joan Pabon, who helmed the official videos for ”back together” and ”Reminiscing,” the clip shines a light on inequalities and economic disparities and the tangible and intangible costs of living in a poverty-stricken home versus a wealthy household. The video is bookended by real talk from Toosii about his life, touching on the loss of his grandfather, the times he’s nearly died himself and his drive to be there for the loved ones that are depending on him. “Everyday bro, I wake up, I gotta go hard bro. Can’t go back to being homeless,” says Toosii. View the video HERE.

Earlier this month, Toosii earned widespread praise for ”back together,” which also appears on Thank You For Believing. XXL named it one of the “best new songs” of the week. “Toosii skyrocketed into the mainstream in 2020. Now, he’s looking to continue this ascension with “back together,” observed Complex. ”Toosii [is] looking to own 2021,The harmonic love fest [‘back together’] taps into [Toosii’s] R&B sensibilities while still showcasing his penchant for nimble bars,” said HipHopDXHotNewHipHop noted, ”[‘back together’] plays much more like a ballad than anything else and it works to perfection, it’s a nice piece of self-reflection that will make any fan want to tap in for more.” View the official video for ”back together” HERE. Fans who pre-save / pre-order Thank You For Believing HERE will instantly receive ”what it cost” and “back together.”

Propelled by his gift for drenching real lyrics in rich emotion, Toosii has proven himself to be one of rap’s most relatable rising stars. Naming him an artist to watch, Billboard said, “Toosii is coming for the crown.” On Thank You For Believing, he tells jarringly honest tales of street life and lost love, addressing the good times and the bad, the glow-up and the dark days that came before. Toosii’s career has been percolating in North Carolina for years, but he found immediate, staggering success in February 2020 on the strength of Platinum Heart. The album hit No. 1 on Billboards Heatseekers Albums chart and launched Toosii into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart.

Toosii quickly followed up those achievements with Poetic Pain in September 2020, which debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard 200. He recently earned a Gold record for his top 10 Urban radio hit, “Love Cycle.” Toosii has earned a devoted audience, including 2.4 million Instagram followers. In 2020, Toosii collaborated with DaBaby, who’s tipped him as “the hottest new emerging artist.”

Queen Naija – misunderstood

QUEEN NAIJA’S DEBUT ALBUM, MISSUNDERSTOOD, IS OUT TODAY

Queen Shares Official Video For Pretend

Platinum-certified singer/songwriter Queen Naija hailed by The New York Times as ‘the first soul star of the social media generation’ released her debut album, missunderstood, today via Capitol Records.

Download / stream HERE.

In her career to date, Queen has already amassed over 1.7 billion combined global streams.Today, Queen shared the official video for Pretend. View HERE .

Lil Durk, Russ, Mulatto, Toosii, Jacquees, Lucky Daye, Kiana Led, and Pretty Vee feature on the album. missunderstood includes ‘Butterflies Pt. 2’, which continues its climb at Urban AC radio, entering the top three. The song has more than 63 million combined global streams while ‘Pack Lite’ has amassed over 42 million cumulative streams. Teyana Taylor, aka Spike Tey, directed the official videos for Pack Lite and Lie to Me ft. Lil Durk.

Earlier this week, Queen shared the album’s track listing in the form of a nostalgic 90’s sitcom introduction featuring her new single ‘Bitter ft. Mulatto’ as the show’s theme song. View HERE. The video racked up 500,000 views in the first 24 hours. Additional diary-entry style videos that serve as a visual track-by-track were released on her YouTube channel a total of 16 videos, one for each track on the album. After Zane Lowe premiered ‘Bitter,’ it became the #1 trending song on Apple Music. Queen appeared on the cover of New Music Daily and ‘Bitter’ took the #1 spot on the playlist. Listen to Queen on The Zane Lowe Show HERE.

In the lead-up to the album’s release, Queen appeared on Kandi Burruss’ Speak On It podcast and Angela Yee’s Lip Service. She also spoke with American Songwriter about penning the songs for ‘missunderstood,’ shared The Playlist of My Life on Teen Vogue’s YouTube channel and was featured in an Elle #WakingUpWith video.

Named by HotNewHipHop as one of the most talented figures in R&B right now, Queen features alongside Jeremih and Lil Durk on the remix of NE-YO’s new single, U 2 Luv, which was released last Friday. View the lyric video HERE. With the arrival of her 2018 self-titled debut EP, Queen emerged as an unstoppable new force in the R&B world. Queen Naija featured three Platinum-certified singles: Butterflies, Karma, and her breakthrough hit Medicine an independently released smash that made its staggering debut at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100, a nearly-unheard-of achievement for an unsigned artist. Along with debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, she earned major recognition in the 2019 awards season with nominations for Top R&B Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, Best New Artist at the BET Awards and three nods at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Track Listing “missunderstood”:

  1. Intro
  2. Too Much To Say
  3. I’m Her feat. Kiana Led
  4. Pack Lite
  5. Lie To Me feat. Lil Durk
  6. Dream feat. Lucky Daye
  7. Love Language
  8. Without You feat. Russ
  9. Say What You Mean
  10. Bitter Skit feat. Pretty Vee
  11. Bitter feat. Mulatto
  12. One Time feat. Toosii
  13. Pressure
  14. Five Seconds feat. Jacquees
  15. Pretend
  16. Trial And Error
  17. Butterflies Pt. 2
  18. Beautiful

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New Music Video for Toosii – Love Cycle x Summer Walker

In the official video for “Love Cycle” (with Summer Walker), Toosii plays an operator on the Love Cycle Hotline who gets the call of his life from none other than Summer Walker. Edgar Esteves (Chris Brown, Pedro Capo x Alicia Keys x Farruko), Toosii’s frequent collaborator, directed the video, skillfully capturing both the sensuality and the humor of the situation. View HERE.

Today, Toosii shared news of his signing to Capitol Records, which will release his music in conjunction with South Coast Music Group (SCMG), the North Carolina-based label that stunned the world with the 2019 release of DaBaby’s Baby on Baby.

“I couldn’t see myself anywhere else. It’s like it was fate, “explains Toosii.” To meet Jeff three years ago as an A&R and then, three years later, he’s the president of Capitol Records and I’m the next big thing, I couldn’t see it no other way. I’m happy to be a part of the FAMILY.”

“Toosii possesses that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, and ambition you only find in the greats,” says Jeff Vaughn, President, Capitol Records.”We are excited to welcome him and our partners Arnold Taylor and South Coast Music Group to Capitol Records.”

Arnold Taylor, CEO, South Coast Music Group, recalls, “The first time I listened to Toosii I knew he was a Megastar, which is why I did not hesitate signing him to South Coast Music Group. Knowing Jeff Vaughn’s history of developing artists, I knew Capitol Records would be the right partner for Toosii and South Coast Music Group!!!”

ABOUT POETIC PAIN

HotNewHipHop said, “Toosii and Summer Walker make a great team on ‘Love Cycle’ a perfect song for a mood playlist.” “Love Cycle” (with Summer Walker) is from Toosii’s new project, Poetic Pain. Poetic Pain debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 chart and has crossed 50K US adjusted sales. Download /stream Poetic Pain HERE. Today’s video is the latest in a series of recent clips to accompany tracks from Poetic Pain, including “Sinners Prayer,” “Right Now” and “Poetic Pain.”

Poetic Pain further reveals the 20-year-old’s gift for matching introspective lyrics with unforgettable hooks. It is the follow-up to Platinum Heart, which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and launched Toosii into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart. Toosii has amassed over 250 million combined global streams in 2020 alone.

ABOUT TOOSII

Born in Syracuse, NY, and raised in Raleigh, NC, Toosii has won acclaim for his poignant, melodic flow and autobiographical storytelling. A compelling live performer, Toosii has supported such artists as DaBaby, Summer Walker, Polo G, Moneybagg Yo, Money Man, NBA Young Boy, Yung Bleu, City Girls and more.

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Toosii x Sinners Prayer

TOOSII RELEASES VIDEO FOR SINNERS PRAYER Poetic Pain Out Now

Watch Sinners Prayer Video HERE

Listen to Poetic Pain HERE

Today, South Coast Music Group star Toosii releases the third video, Sinners Prayer, from his new project, Poetic Pain, which dropped Friday. The cinematic visual finds Toosiialone on a barren street, creating a stark backdrop for the charisma that the Raleigh, NC, rapper brings to his music. Similarly, his contrasting all-black outfit and copious drip highlight the track’s dark mood and the lyrics’ defiant rags-to-riches proclamations. Watch the video for Sinners Prayer HERE and stream Poetic Pain HERE.

Directed by Toosii’s frequent collaborator Edgar Esteves (Chris Brown, Pedro Capo x Alicia Keys x Farruko) and shot in Los Angeles at night, the video for Sinners Prayer is another haunting, stirring statement from one of rap’s most exciting young voices. Shining in the glow of streetlights, Toosii walks us through his world. He’s alone but doesn’t need anybody else. Sinners Prayer sets the emotional stakes for Poetic Pain, which Toosii says is rooted in both the trauma that he’s experienced, and the cathartic release music gives him. My pain is a work of art, he says. It’s equivalent to poetry. It’s a beautiful thing and it describes me.

Following the recent release of the Right Now track and video, Sinners Prayer and its visual double down on Toosii’s quest for redemption and personal growth. They also reaffirm the bold vision he introduced on his last mixtape, Platinum Heart. That set has since amassed over 200 million global streams, hit No. 1 on Billboardߣs Heatseekers Albums chart, and launched Toosii into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart.

Born in Syracuse, NY, and raised in Raleigh, NC, Toosii has won acclaim for his poignant, melodic flow and autobiographical storytelling since signing with South Coast Music Group (the label that catalyzed DaBaby’s rise as one of music’s biggest new stars in recent years). On Sinners Prayer, Toosii faces the camera with zero distractions, demonstrating his willingness to pour out unguarded emotion in order to offer some insight into his world.

About South Coast Music Group:

South Coast Music Group is the first major record label out of the Carolinas to produce an artist as successful as DaBaby. Owned by Arnold Taylor, the American label is focused predominantly on hip hop, rap and urban music. Taylor and Vice President Daud Carter are two businessmen on a mission to continue elevating the label that has stunned the world in 2019 with the release of DaBaby’s Baby on Baby. The label’s roster also includes Blacc Zacc, Toosii, TiaCorine, and Big Mali.

Toosii – Poetic Pain

Today, South Coast Music Group’s Toosii announces his new EP Poetic Pain coming this Fall and releases the title track Poetic Pain. Listen HERE. While deeply personal, Toosii wrote the smooth and soulful track during a spontaneous livestream session with fans.

Toosii recalls, “I was on live with the fans and they liked the beat I was playing, so I had them tell me what the beat made them feel, and we made the song from there.”

The official video, directed by NORATCHETSS, finds Toosii penning a love letter to the woman who shattered his heart and reminiscing about the special moments they shared. View HERE.

Like nearly all of his music to date, Poetic Pain was self-recorded at Toosii’s home in Raleigh, NC a purposely solitary approach he considers essential to his self-expression. “I really just love making music, so all I ever do is record,” he says.

Last week, Toosii released Love Cycle (with Summer Walker). Listen HERE. HotNewHipHop said, “Toosii and Summer Walker make a great team on Love Cycle, a perfect song for a mood playlist.” Love Cycle, one of the most popular tracks from Toosii’s Platinum Heart (Deluxe), has amassed nearly 35 million combined global streams to date.

Platinum Heart (Deluxe) charted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums tally and entered the Billboard 200 in June. With over 200 million combined global streams to date across its 20 songs, Toosii shot into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart for July, which tracks the fastest-rising artists of the month.

In the months following the mixtape’s release, Toosii has released a string of accompanying videos, including Stuck Inside Mercedez Love Cycle, which is the director’s cut of the Mercedez and Love Cycle videos that Toosii co-directed with Edgar Esteves, and Reminiscing, plus the official video for a new song, Push Start.

The 20-year-old rapper is an entirely self-driven and strong-minded artist, fiercely dedicated to following his instincts and one-of-a-kind vision. Since signing with South Coast Music Group (the label that catalyzed DaBaby’s rise as one of music’s biggest new stars in recent years), the Syracuse, New York native has won acclaim for his melodic flow and autobiographical storytelling, endlessly demonstrating his willingness to pour unguarded emotion into each song. Flaunt predicted, Toosii is about to take over the rap game. A compelling live performer, Toosii has supported such artists as DaBaby, Summer Walker, Polo G, Moneybagg Yo, Money Man, NBA Young Boy, Yung Bleu, City Girls and more